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IHRM Webinar: An update on Covid-19 and the certificate of Need


Please join us for the webinar for an actuarial perspective on Covid-19 and an update on the Regulations relating to the Certificate of Need.

Date: 26 August 2021

Time: 09:00 to 11:30

09:00 to 10:00

Presenter: Professor Roseanne Murphy Harris, BScHons FIA CFP® FASSA

Prof Harris will present on:

  1. Pandemic progression
  2. Vaccination programme
  3. Vaccine efficacy
  4. Economic benefits

10:00 to 11:00

Presenter: Elsabé Klinck

Update on Regulations published in June 2021 relating to Certificate of Need

The webinar will be hosted using the Teams Microsoft platform



Professor Roseanne Murphy Harris - BScHons FIA CFP® FASSA

Health Policy Actuary, Discovery Health and Adjunct Professor in the School of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Roseanne is a health actuary with over 27 years of experience in the South African health care and employee benefits field.  She graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1993 and qualified as an actuary in 1996.  She has made numerous presentations at conferences and professional events on topics including managed care, HIV impacts on medical schemes and retirement funds, medical scheme solvency, making healthcare accessible to the poor and cost indexation.  She presented the Actuarial Society input on the Medical Schemes Act to the Portfolio Committee on Health in Parliament in September 1998.   She has prepared a report on the impact of HIV on the financial services sector for National Treasury in 2002 and an update in 2006.   She has made presentations to the International Actuarial Association Health Section on topics including the indexation of prices for medical services, expanding access to health insurance to the poor and the impact of fitness activities on healthcare claims costs.

Roseanne has taken up a position as Health Policy Actuary with Discovery Health from July 2017.  She practised as an independent consulting actuary from 1997 to 2017.  Her clients included medical schemes, retirement funds and industry bodies.  She is an approved retirement fund valuator and acted as valuator to over 30 South African retirement funds.  Roseanne is an adjunct professor in the School of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of the Witwatersrand and teaches in the actuarial science honours programme and supervises research in healthcare and social security. 

Her current role involves industry engagement at a high level including with regulators, government, civil associations, industry bodies and supranationals.  She has participated in the Nedlac engagements on National Health Insurance (NHI) as well as presenting evidence and analysis to the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) of the Competition Commission.

Roseanne served as the President of the Actuarial Society of South Africa for 2016-7 and was previously chair of the healthcare committee and NHI task team.  She is currently chair of the Education Board.  Roseanne is a member of the executive committee of the International Actuarial Association and vice-chair of the health committee.  She also sits on the social security and education committees.  Roseanne has been nominated as president-elect of the International Actuarial Association for 2021.

Elsabé Klinck and Associates

Elsabe Klinck specialises in health law, policy and other services to health sector and other role-players. 

Elsabe holds the following degrees: B. Juris (UFS 1991), LL.B (UFS 1993), B.A. Hons (German) (cum laude) (UFS 1999) and a BA in Applied Psychology for Professional contexts (UNISA 2008). 

Elsabe has worked in the health sector since 2001, first at the SA Medical Association as legal advisor and then at the Foundation for Professional Development as Director of Research, Compliance and Consulting . She also has 4 years experience in the pharmaceutical sector. Elsabe started her career in 1994 in the Department of Constitutional Law at the Free State University, where she advanced to the position of senior lecturer within 8 years. From 2008-2010 she worked as a consultant at a prominent healthcare consultancy. Elsabe has published- and spoken widely on topics relating to constitutional law, human rights, health law, ethics and social security. She is co-author of, amongst others, the books Employment Equity Law and International Human Rights Standards and has published chapters in Social Security Law. She has undertaken research for, amongst others, the Taylor Committee of Enquiry into Social Security and the SA Business Coalition on HIV & Aids.   

Medical Scheme Underwriting - the application thereof

To schedule a in-house webinar email us on info@ihrm.co.za

This webinar will give you an understanding of how to apply the waiting periods and late joiner penalties as per the Medical Schemes Act No 131 of 1998. 

Case studies are used. 

FSCA CPD Points: 4 

Attendance to the workshop and completion of an online assessment is required.  

IHRM is facilitating the webinar via  Teams Microsoft online meetings. You can attend from the comfort of your home or office. You do require internet connectivity.